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Oct 1, 2012 12:45am EDT
is deeply invested in the vision that the united nations represents. he acted with humility, but he also stood up for a set of principles. a belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny and live with liberty, and dignity, justice, and opportunities. the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we receive from the libyan government and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. i also appreciate that in recent days, the leaders of other countries in the region, including egypt, tunisia, and yemen, have taken steps to secure our diplomatic facilities. and so have religious authorities around the world. but, understand that the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on america. there are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the united nations was founded. the notion that people can resolve their differences peacefully. diplomacy can take the place of work. -- diplomacy can take the place of war.
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
, september 25. president obama delivers his fourth address to the united nations in new york today. topics include libya, iran, syria, and north korea. he will have remarks around noon eastern at the clinton global initiative. republican candidate mitt romney will speak first at the event, 9:00 a.m. this morning, live coverage on c-span 2. in the papers, all eyes focused on new york for the united nations gathering. we want to get your take on the united nations and global affairs. you can also send us a tweet. post your comments on facebook. or email us. let's start with the money. the united nations budget for its operations for 2012/2013. the breakdown like this -- let's look at peacekeeping efforts, that is a separate budget. this is all from the united nations web site and global solutions and reuters. the operational budget and the peacekeeping budget -- what you think the u.n.'s role is in global affairs? we will start with today's headlines -- here's the baltimore sun this morning with this headline -- we want to get your take this morning on the role of the un in global affairs. p
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 9:45pm EDT
of the general assembly, mr. ban ki moon, the secretary general of the united nations, presidents, heads of government, ladies and gentlemen, i salute you in the name of islam. peace and prayers be on you. mr. president, it gives me pleasure to congratulate you and your friendly country in assuming the presidency of the general assembly in its current session. i wish you success in your mission. carter also like to express my sincere appreciation to your predecessor, and to the brotherly state of qatar. i would also like to pay tribute to the secretary general of the united nations for his convenient -- his convening efforts to preserve the organization and enhance its effectiveness. i assure your of egypt support to all of the efforts you make in this endeavor. mr. president, my presence here today before the general assembly has multiple significant. i am the first egyptian civilian president elected democratically and freely, following a great peaceful revolution hailed by the entire world. through the revolution, we established a legitimate presidency through all egyptians. inside an
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am EDT
on c-span. in about 30 minutes, we will go to the united nations in new york city for remarks by iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. following his remarks, we will hear from egyptian president morsi and british prime minister david cameron. president obama is on the campaign trail today in ohio. early voting in that state begins on october 8. we will hear from the president at kent state university at 5:40 eastern. watch engage with the c-span as the candidates meet for the first debate, wednesday, october 3, from the university of denver. jim lehrer moderates the 90- minute debate with questions focusing on domestic policy. after the debate, your calls, e- mails, and tweets. >> i want c-spa -- i watched c- span every time -- especially when there are events going on to it every time something is going on, i want to watch c-span because they typically have the best, most unbiased view. if i want to get spun in a circle, i will watch one of the other stations. i love it c-span. i watched them on tv, i watch them online. i don't know that i have a favorite show. for me, it is
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
questions in the middle east and the rest of the world. i am sure that the united nations is capable of addressing all global and regional challenges through dialogue and joined corporations in accordance with the principles of international law. egypt will spare no effort in dealing sincerely with all the members of this organization. we will always remain at the forefront of international endeavor, achieving freedoms and dignity for all people as well as social justice to all peoples including security and stability for all our countries. i look forward with optimism, great optimism and they see the piece that we call for prevailing all over this world, peace that is sed on justice, a piece that will give all the rights undiminished, a piece that does not discriminate between one and another for any reason. this peace will never prevail until we will cooperate, until we all realize that we are all equal and that we share many aspirations and ambitions. apeace whose message that bring to you, a peace of rights and justice, stability and development, interdependence, love and mutual
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on c-span at 8:30 p.m. eastern. before that, president obama at the united nations. he spoke about the killing of four americans in libya. the national institutes of health budget could be cut by 8% as a result of automatic spending cuts scheduled for january. the head of the national cancer institute says that you as research could fall behind europe and asia as a result in cuts. he spoke at the national press club today in washington. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to the national press club warning newsmaker program. i will be the moderator for today. i have my own public affairs firm. it has been a pleasure to work with the national cancer institute to bring in our guest. we are very lucky to have him. we will be talking about, of course, cancer and our ability to cure cancer. i will introduce the doctor, but give you some ground rules first. he will speak for about 15 or 20 minutes. at the end of that, we would like to have questions. we asked reporters to go first. i will repeat the question and we will identify your news outlet. anyone from other groups that would like t
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am EDT
the largest conference of united nations -- in the united nations' history and regards to the environmental agenda. we were able to take steps toward the historic consolidation of the new paradigm. i would like to voice my special thanks to them for their commitment and for having collaborated with brazil before and during the conference. the outcome document -- by consensus, not only preserves the 1992 earth summit legacy, but also constitutes a starting point for a sustainable agenda for the 21st century. with a focus on education and the conscientious use of natural resources and on a sustainable production. denied the nation's has had a number of tasks -- united nations has had a number of tasks -- >> we will breakaway shortly and take you back to the house. 6375, h.r. 6215, h.r. 6189, h.r. 6515, h.r. 4347, h.r. 4223, h.r. 4158, h.r. 35 56, h.r. 2706, h.r. 2240, h.r. 2139, h.r. 1791, h.r. 1272. with best wishes i am signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir. pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. under the leadership of president obama and the international community, the united nations has put them under some of the strongest sanctions today. oil exports have been correct. the iranian economy has been hit hard. it does have an effect on the economy. we must face the truth. sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. according to the international atomic energy agency, during the last year alone, iran has doubled the number of energy uses in its underground nuclear facility. at this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs, and that is by placing a clear nucleare on iran's weapons program. [applause] red lines do not lead to war. they prevent war. look at nato's charter. it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all. new's redlined helps keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century -- red lines have helped keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century. and help preserve the peace for decades. it is the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression. if it were dr
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, wednesday. the platform will be taken at the united nations general assembly. my question escapes what actions can we be taking similar to canada shedding their embassy, what can the united states do with regard to the international court of justice? there is talk right now about recognizing the fact that he is on a genocidal task. his calls are genocidal. that is against a member nation of the united nations. how can we as america do something to ensure iran is thrown out of the united nations? he cannot be given platforms like this. he is now the secretary for the mam for the next three years. >> how can the united states get iran thrown out? do you realize iran just held a meeting with 40 countries? i thought it was 40. even more important, 120. you are suggesting the president should organize an assembly to throw iran out? listen, you'll forgive me, but it is ridiculous. we pay dues but we do not decide how countries will vote. thank god none of the votes in the assembly are mandatory in terms of being carried out. that has to be done through the security council, where we have a v
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
place among the community of nations as a full member in the united nations. and up for it was voiced by against this political, diplomatic, peaceful step aimed at saving the peace process by asserting its basis and foundation. however, our endeavor was aided by the fact that the overwhelming majority of the countries of the world supported and continue to support our application. i see not even a single reason for denying this request. yet, when the countries of the world had the opportunity to declare their stance without any vetoes last autumn, they voted. they voted despite enormous pressures and strong support of the acceptance of palestine as a member of unesco -- a year has passed. palestine, the homeland of edward said, is planning a role in new unesco, high responsibility and professionalism. palestine is committed to international conventions and is cooperating with all states to advance the objectives of the organization. it is providing a model of what a positive, constructive contribution in international organizations would be. in order to enhance the chances for peace,
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am EDT
the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency ahmadinejad, president of iran. [applause] >> in the name of god, the merciful, all praise belongs to allah, the lord of the world and make peace and blessings be among the greatest profits and his progeny. hasten the emergence of your children. grant him good health and victory, make us his best companions and all those who attest to his rightful ness. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, i thank god for having the chance to participate in this meeting carried the have gathered here to work together and build a better life for the entire human community and our nations. iran, the lead the glory and beauty, the land of knowledge, culture, wisdom, and morality. the great deal -- the cradle of -- the land of sophists -- the land of scientists, writers, masters. i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization. and an inheritor of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation dedicated to the cause of peace and compassion. a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the ag
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. this is half an hour. >> i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency, barack obama, president of the united states of america. >> mr. president, mr. secretary general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town called grass valley, california, the son of a lawyer and a musician. as a young man, chris joined the peace corps, and taught english in morocco. and he came to love and respect the people of north africa and the middle east. he would carry that commitment throughout his life. as a diplomat, he worked from egypt to syria, from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets of the cities where he worked -- tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking arabic, listening with a broad smile. chris went to benghazi in the early days of the libyan revolution, arriving on a cargo ship. as america's representative, he helped the libyan people as they coped with violent conflict, cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision for the
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
] >> at 5:00 eastern, we will go to the united nations for remarks by the united states president about libya. speechpresident gave a yesterday. the president of libya will make remarks this afternoon at 5:00 eastern. tonight more campaign 2012 coverage with the nevada senate race. watchers consider this to be one of the closest races in the country. it is live tonight at 11:00 eastern on c-span and c-span raider and online at c-spanrg. earlier today we spoke with a reporter covering this race. host: tonight the first of a series of debates in nevada between two people, dean hlleelr and shelly berkely. guest: this phrase has been very close for every year at this point, and polls have shown this week that mr. heller was up a few points. most polls show a tight. -- a tie. each candidate needs to find a way to break out. from heller, you can expect to see some attacks on ethics issues, which is that shelley berkley is under investigation, and this is expected to be a big issue in the race. everybody thought it would be eight games change. host: what for? guest: committee is investigating
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
, the volunteers, the supporters. and behind them, a whole city, an entire country, the uk nations united behind one goal. what a contrast from a year ago when england's cities burned in a week of riots. when the images beamed to the world were not of athletes running for the finishing line, but the mob, running at police lines. when the flames climbed, not from the olympic torch in east london, but a furniture shop in south london. a 140 year-old family-run business, which had survived two world wars and countless recessions, razed to the ground. of course, even then, amid the smoke and embers, we saw our country's true character when residents came out onto the streets to clear up the mess. and we saw it again this summer when the reeves furniture shop in croydon re-opened in new premises, the walls decked with photos of young people holding up messages of hope. and who put those pictures up? young volunteers from croydon and an 81 year-old man called maurice reeves, who, like three generations before him, ran the shop before handing it over to his son. maurice, your example should inspire a g
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
-span. and at 5:00 p.m., we will go live into the united nations in new york. the president of libya is speaking before the united nations general assembly. president obama spoke on monday. it will be the president of libya today making remarks at 5:00 p.m. eastern. tonight we have more campaign 2012 coverage with the nevada senate debate. and democratic congresswoman berkeley. but consider this to be one of the closest races. that is tonight at 11:00 p.m. eastern. and on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east, and other developing countries, i will initiate something i will call prosperity packs, working with the private sector. the program will identify the barriers to investment and trade ind entrepreneurship an developing nations. in exchange from developing nations will receive united states assistance packages focused on developing the institutions of liberty, the rule of law and property rights. >> we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. isn't that simply american values or western values? they are universal
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00am EDT
. that is against a member nation of the united nations. how can we as america do something to ensure iran is thrown out of the united nations? he cannot be given platforms like this. he is now the secretary for the mam for the next three years. >> how can the united states get iran thrown out? do you realize iran just held a meeting with 40 countries? i thought it was 40. even more important, 120. you are suggesting the president should organize an assembly to throw iran out? listen, you'll forgive me, but it is ridiculous. we pay dues but we do not decide how countries will vote. thank god none of the votes in the assembly are mandatory in terms of being carried out. that has to be done through the security council, where we have a veto. to suggest that we go down the path of trying to throw iran out of the assembly, you are spinning your wheels. thank you. >> congressman? >> to even debate the efficacy of the u.n. is a waste of time. they are a colossal failure. [applause] the league of nations, we have had some successes in humanitarian aid and some peacekeeping. beyond that, this is an enormous
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
and reactive. this is a short piece to start us off from the president at united nations yesterday, talking about the middle east. [video clip] >> i believe that this message must be rejected by all those who respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims, and everyone. we are the home to muslims worship across our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. we understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. host: more headlines following these speeches, "obama talks tough on mideast extremism." "uses addressed to regain the initiative on foreign policy." if you look at the front page of "the washington times" this , the right "the expected campaign advantage on foreign policy suddenly in doubt, the president portrayed the deaths of the americans in libya has inflamed tensions over an anti- islamic movie rather than tensions based on american p
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
from the united nations. i asked you, given this record of an iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, imagine an iranian aggression with nuclear weapons. imagine their long-range missiles fit with nuclear warheads. their terror networks armed with atomic bombs. who among you would feel safe in the middle east? who would be safe in europe? who would be safe in america? who would be safe anywhere? there are those who believe that a nuclear-armed iran can be deterred like a soviet union. that is a very dangerous assumption. militant jihadists behave very differently from secular marxists. they are no soviet suicide bombers. deterrents worked with the soviets because every time the soviets faced a choice between the ideology and their survival, they chose their survival. the deterrent do not work with iranians once they get nuclear- weapons. there is a great scholar in the middle east professor lewis who put it like this -- for iran, mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent. it is an inducement. iran's apocalyptic leaders believe that a holy man will reappear in the wake o
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
israel was faced with the palestinians going to the united nations and asking for a unilateral declaration, there was one country that stood with israel and stopped that. that was the united states of america with me talking to the president of the united states making sure that did not happen. >> thank you. the next question is directed at senator heller. >> to different degrees, nevada has a sense of just how devastating it can be to the state if we had a species list as an endangered species. economists say it could shut down our economic development. realistically, what can you do in the senate to prevent that from happening? >> for someone who grew up here hunting and fishing, i have a little bit of experience with this. , the sage grouse. it is not just a big issue for the state of nevada. we are talking an impact it would have agriculture, mining. it would be huge. i have put together a working group. i brought people together from both sides. we talk about the specific issue, what we can do. let's realize what the problem is. we are poorly managing. we have too many fir
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the long run, the united states will be well served by being a nation that sends the signal to the world that come even though we are saying we like legal immigrants, we are comfortable with where we are at. the needs of our workforce don't support that. i think the future of our country is stronger if we go in another direction. so my hope is that we can get comprehensive immigration reform passed. >> is there a question? we will have you lining up. do that now while mr. cruz speaks. >> let me make a point on what the president did in terms of acting unilaterally. i think it should troublemaker castro and it should trouble democrats. a year ago, president obama said he had no constitutional authority to effectively grant amnesty to 800,000 people who are here illegally. and then, as we got closer to an election year, as we get closer to november, magically, he asserted that constitutional authority. >> shocked to discover the politics show up in an election-year. >> indeed, shocked. i am concerned by unchecked power in the hands of the executive, with that executive is a democrat or rep
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
a question. in a couple of days, wednesday. the platform will be taken at the united nations general assembly. my question escapes what actions can we be taking similar to canada shedding their embassy, what can the united states do with regard to the international court of justice? there is talk right now about recognizing the fact that he is on a genocidal task. his calls are genocidal. that is against a member nation of the united nations. how can we as america do something to ensure iran is thrown out of the united nations? he cannot be given platforms like this. he is now the secretary for the mam for the next three years. >> how can the united states get iran thrown out? do you realize iran just held a meeting with 40 countries? i thought it was 40. even more important, 120. you are suggesting the president should organize an assembly to throw iran out? me, butyou'll forgive it is ridiculous. we pay dues but we do not decide how countries will vote. thank god none of the votes in the assembly are mandatory in terms of being carried out. that has to be done through the security council,
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 8:30pm EDT
the united states do, and what can it afford to do, to defend the national interest? >> again, if you're not rich, you're not a superpower. so we have two that i'd put as number one. i have number 1 and 1a. one is we've got to have the money to be able to pay for defense, and we've got to manufacture here. believe it or not folks, you can't ship it all overseas, you've got to make it here. and you can't convert from potato chips to airplanes in an emergency. see, willow run could be converted from cars to airplanes in world war ii because it was here. we've got to make things here. you can't ship them overseas anymore. i hope we can talk more about that. second thing, on priorities. we've got to help russia succeed in its revolution and all of its republics. when we think of russia, remember we're thinking of many countries, now. we've got to help them. that's pennies on the dollar compared to renewing the cold war. third, we've got all kinds of agreements on paper, and some that are being executed on getting rid of nuclear warheads. russia and its republics are out of control or at b
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, an entire country -- the u.k. nations, united behind one goal. what a contrast from a year ago. when england's cities burned in a week of riots and the images were not of athletes running to the finish line, but the mob running at police lines. when the flames climbed not from the olympic torch but a furniture shop in soutland. a 140-year-old business that survived two world wars, razed to the ground. even then -- we saw our country's trouue character when residents came out on the streets to clear up the mess. and this summer, when the reeves furniture shop -- decked with photos of young people with messages of hope. and who put those pictures up? young volunteers and an 81-year- old man named morris reeves, who ran the shop before handing it over to his son. morris, your example should inspire a generation. [applause] >> to think -- [applause] >> what morris has shown is that paralympians reminded us that success doesn't come easy or quick. or a culture of recent celebrity obscures -- real achievement takes time, effort, perserverence, and resillience. a victim of a roadside bomb in afghan
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
, but agenda 21 through the united nations is locking up all of our natural resources, mandating what we can and cannot do. how much of this that goes to our water system now is going to the un? guest: the unid nations headquarters is based in new york city, so they get water from the new york water system and they get it the same way that everybody else gets it in the area. host: the system in new york -- i -- is it strictly a gravity- based system? is it all just running down from the catskills into new york city? or at what point does it have to be pumped to the various distribution points? guest: the way it works is mainly it is gravity. you have a very large reservoir system in the catskills, and it flows downhill. jimmy breslin, who worked at "the new york daily news" for many years of wrote a very good book years ago and talked about the new york reservoir system, and it was one of the great marbles. a lot of people who worked on that had the foresight of being able to get water to a large metropolis, and we have the benefit of that today, but it mainly flows downhill, and it comes in
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 3:15am EDT
interest and what can the united states do around what can it afford to do to defend that national interest? >> well, if you're not superpower.e not a i have one and 1/8. one is we have to have the money to pay for defense. we've got to manufacture here, believe it or not folks, you can't ship it all overseas, you have to make it here. you can't convert from potato chips to emergency. we've got to make things here. you just can't ship them overseas more. i hope we talk more about that. the second thing, on prhave to help russia succeed in the revolution and all the republics. when we talk about russia, we're thinking about many countries. that's pennies on the dollar. third, we've got all kind of agreements on paper and some being executed on getting rid of nuclear war heads. russia and the republics are t of control at best than what we control right now. it's an unstable situation. you have every counselry -- country over there trying to buy weapons. we really need to nail down the intercontinental bow listick missles. the ones that can hit us from russia. we're focused there.we made. we
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
-span.org. the libyan president will address the united nations general assembly. see that on c-span starting at 4:15. the president unveiled a new ad that will bear in the battleground states. -- that will air in several battleground states. this ad is two minutes. cannot show you the whole two minutes. you can go to the campaign site for more information. >> during the last weeks of this campaign, there will be debates, speeches. but if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here is what i would say. when i took office, we are losing nearly a hundred thousand jobs a month. today, i believe as a nation we are moving forward again. we have a much more to do to get folks back to work and make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger tax cut for the wealthy and fewer regulations on wall street, all of us will profit. he doubled down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place. what is my plan? first, we create a million men apart from jobs and help businesses double their exports, give tax b
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the general national conference of libya for the statement he just made. >> more speeches from the united nations tonight here on c-span. at 8:00 eastern, israeli prime minister benjamin it did not. at 8:30, the president of the palestinian authority, mahmoud. at 9:00, a replay of the speech we just heard. later tonight, from nevada, a republican senate debates his democratic challenger. -- the republican senator debates his democratic challenger. we will bring that to you live. >> to foster work and enterprise in the middle east and other developing countries, i will initiate something i will call prosperity pacts. working with the private sector, the program will identify the barriers to investment and trade and entrepreneurship in developing nations. in exchange for removing those barriers and opening their markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing markets will receive u.s. assistance packages, focus on developing liberty, the rule of law and property rights. >> we believe freedom and self- determination are not unique to one culture. these are not simply american values or west
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the points of the united nations is to make sure that power is harness for peace. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the safety of israel, as well as the safety of the global economy. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region. that is why a coalition of countries is holding the iranian government accountable. that is why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. host: any messages that you heard the president? postures'? speak to recent history. go ahead. guest: i thought that it was an interesting reference that he made yesterday. i thought that he was speaking directly to the iranian government and, beyond them, to the iranian people, to get this message across the united states has a lot of international backing. and that there is a big, big push right now to see if we and other countries can sit down with iran, negotiate our differences, prevent them from becoming a nuclear weapons power, and getting the atomic energy co
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. this should not be happening in the united states. as president i directed my administration to step up efforts, and we have. for the first time, our annual trafficking report now includes the united states, because we cannot ask other nations to do what we are not doing ourselves. we have expanded our task force to include more federal partners, including the fbi. the intelligence community is devoting more resources to identify networks, which have strengthened protections so workers know their rights. most of all, we are going after the traffickers. new anti-trafficking teams are dismantling their networks. we're putting them where they belong, behind bars. but with more than 20 million victims around the world -- more than 20 million -- we have a lot more to do. that is why this year i directed my administration to increase efforts, and today i can announce a series of additional steps we will take. we will do more to spot it and stop it. we will prepare a new assessment of human trafficking in united states so we understand the scope and scale of the problem. we will strengthen tra
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
are not following the constitution of the united states. in 2003, things really spun out of control fiscally. three things happened. they were irresponsible individual, collectively they were reprehensible. the second round of tax cuts. secondly, invaded a sovereign nation without declaring war and without paying for it, called iraq. thirdly, medicare prescription drugs was expanded, added $8 trillion in new unfunded sees when medicare was already underfunded $20 trillion. since then we have stimulus programs that are not properly designed and the effectively implemented. we passed for will care act to cover 30 million more people. government today is 24% of the economy, 12 times bigger than 100 years ago, and it is headed to 37% on autopilot. these people live in a dream world. >> let me read you two quotes. democrats and republicans blame each other. nobody steps up to the plate and accept responsibility for anything. this city, washington, d.c., we're giving a national press club speech from this city has become a town of media stunt man who posture, creek images, talk, she got off roman candles
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
to encourage the international community, the united nations, to keep the pressure on the iranian regime, to pursue sanctions, to pursue them -- diplomatic pressure where and when we have the opportunity. unfortunately, those opportunities are becoming less and less obvious. they are less and less effective. the preferred option always will be and remains these alternatives to keeping the pressure on on iran to bring about more acceptable behavior. trying to shift to the attitude of this regime and their leadership has proven to be enormous the challenging. >> my question was do you or do you not endorsed the prime minister of israel's red line. >> the israelis are going to make their own decisions. they will consult with their allies. they will continue to signal clearly their alarm over the nuclear ambitions of iran. we will continue to work with them, but these are sovereign decisions. i think it's fair to say that the united states, canada, still believe that the effective use of sanctions and diplomacy will be the preferred option in trying to bring about corrections in the directio
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Sep 29, 2012 5:35pm EDT
will encourage burma to take steps to encourage reform, because nations must speak with one voice. our people and children are not ,, room the kitchen, the united states. as president i directed my administration to step up e efforts, and we have. thatfor the first time, our annual trafficking report now includes cannot ask other nations to do what we are not doing ourselves. we have expanded our task force to include more federal partners, including the fbi. devoting more resources to strengthened protections so workers know their rights. most of all, we are going after and laura en routenew anti- trafficking teams are dismantling their networks. we're putting them where they belong, behind bars. but with more than 20 million victims around the world -- more than 20 million -- we have a lot chiefthat is why this year i directed my administration to increase efforts, and today i can announce a series of additional steps we will take. we will do more to spot it and stop it. of human trafficking in united states so we understand the scope and scale of the problem. we will strengthen training so
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
billion gals a year for ethanol when critics say that raises food prices for everyone? >> the nation he is and agriculture is align. we have a surplus. the interests of agriculture and the united states are aligned. i am appalled that neither governor romney or president obama is talking about agriculture in this campaign. it is the foundation of the u.s. economy. i fought for ethanol since i was governor. it has been a great success. it has lowered the price of fuel, improved the quality of economy. it has created tens of thousands of jobs. it is a great example of bipartisan efforts. there is a new company with 100 yards. -- with 100 jobs. the governor and senator worked together with the champion better of commerce and brought the jobs here. this isn't a threat to our economy. the interests of agriculture and the united states of america are completely aligned. there is no need to choose. >> senator fisher? >> thank you very much. you know, i grew up in lincoln. my husband and i have been married 40 years, and i have lived in cherry county for those years with our family ranch, our t
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Sep 29, 2012 10:15pm EDT
, for understandable reasons, against the united states because their nationalism -- even if they don't like milosevic, they still have some feelings lingering from the nato action there. so we have to be intelligent in the way we go about it. but make no mistake about it, we should do everything we can to see that the will of the serbian people expressed in this extraordinary election is done. and i hope that he'll be out of office very shortly. >> governor bush, one minute. >> well, i'm pleased with the results of the election. as the vice president is. it's time for the man to go. it means that the united states must have a strong diplomatic hand with our friends in nato. that's why it's important to make sure our alliances are as strong as they possibly can be to keep the pressure on mr. milosevic. but this will be an interesting moment for the russians to step up and lead as well. be a wonderful time for the russians to step into the balkans and convince mr. milosevic that it's in his best interest and his country's best interest to leave office. the russians have a lot of sway in that part of th
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Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
for signature. the united states signed the treaty on the very same day. u.s. ratification is in our national security interest. in the u.s. nuclear posture review, ratification of it is central to beating other nuclear weapons state still a world of diminished reliance and eventual nuclear disarmament. since we have maintained a 20 year moratorium on explosive nuclear testing, our practices are consistent already with the center of prohibitions of the comprehensive test ban treaty. ratification would be a significant affirmation of the importance that united states the tribute to the nonproliferation regime. by hastening the day that they are in the force, they were completely contribute to reducing the role of nuclear weapons. with a global ban on nuclear explosive tests, a state interested in pursuing weapons programs would have to either risk deploying weapons uncertain of their effectiveness or face international condemnation for conducting nuclear tests. ctbt would also subject violators to on-site inspections. a further deterrent to those states. it has been 12 years since the senate v
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
committed and a violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the united states, this is an old statute enacted by the first congress which sat dormant for 170 years. then some civil-rights folks pick them up and they started bringing cases in which the plaintiff is foreign, the defendant is foreign, and report to a place in some foreign place. they come into in new york federal court and say you have jurisdiction over this and courts have been allowing some of these cases to go forward, strange as it sounds. this case raised the question -- this takes place in nigeria and the guy says he mistreated me, tortured me and so forth. these foreign oil companies were composite and help the nigerian company do this to me -- these companies work implicit. you can actually sue incorporation under this statute and that was their claim last year. the u.s. supreme court heard arguments in the case and did something very unusual -- they actually said to the parties we want to consider a broader question. we would like for you to say in does it apply extra territorially at all? does it apply to acts
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
by an alien for a torch only committed in violation of the law of nations for a treaty of the united states." this is a very old statute enacted by the first congress. it has sat dormant for 170 years. in some civil right type folks picked it up. -- been some civil right type folks picked it up and started bringing cases in which the plaintiff is foreign. the defendant is foreign. the tour took place in some foreign place. they say you have jurisdiction over this. courts have been going for this. they have been allowing some of these cases to go forward. this case raised the question of the of -- in this particular case, it took place in nigeria. the guy says the nigerian government committed these against me. they mistreated me. these foreign will company's work implicit -- foreign companies were implicit. so i am wanting to sue the oil companies in federal court. the defendant say this is not apply to corporations. he cannot actually sue a corporation under the statute. that was their claim. they did something very unusual. they actually said we want to consider a broader question. we wou
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
interests of the united states. we should use that aid as extensive leverage to protect national security interest. we should not be writing a blank check. lookit the nation of egypt, the muslim brotherhood in power, i think that is an extraordinarily dangerous situation for us to be sending over $1 billion to them, much of it in military aid. it is a precarious situation. >> mr. sadler? do you agree with that? >> if he severed ties with egypt, you guarantee that people who are our enemies will be involved. i think it is a dangerous strategy mr. cruz is suggesting, and it violates every foreign policy we have had in recent memory. the fact is, the way we will help these countries go forward -- if we do not, our enemies will. i would much rather us be involved. >> there is one principle clear from time in more -- immemorial respectt's cannot weakness. the tragic costed to tuition in iran -- -- the tragic hostage situation in iran -- this president has engaged in the wrong pattern of calling those hostile to the united states -- coddling those hostile to the united states. recently, the pre
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
? >> the critics are wrong. the nation plus interests in agriculture are aligned. it is one of our most competitive industry. the interest of agriculture and the united states are aligned and i am appalled that neither governor romney or president obama is talking about agriculture in this campaign. it is an important part, a foundation of the u.s. economy. ethanol, i fought for ethanol since i was governor. it has lowered the price of fuel. it is created tens of thousands of jobs. i was in blair last week, a great example of bipartisan effort. there is a new dcompany with a hundred jobs. is is not a failure. this is not a threat to our economy. the interest of agriculture and the united states are completely in alignment. there's no need to choose. >> senator fischer? >> i grew up in lincoln. my husband and i have been married for 40 years. agriculture is important to the state. what is important is that we always work together as a state. is urban and rural interests, and because of agriculture, it is important to the state of nebraska a. one entry jobs is dependent on the agriculture economy. pe
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
beings. but the united states than any other nation, we have to have a border. you don't protect the border and decide who comes and goes, there you are not -- you are not a nation at all. at the center of this is the rule of law. it's one of the essential pillars of american exceptional some. most of the laws that we need are out there and i would add one more to it -- it's called the new idea act. the acronym stands for illegally, deduction, elimination act. brings the irs into the enforcement. this piece of legislation gives the employer safe harbor if they use --- if they use e- legal. hopefully i can finish in the orbital period -- in the rubble. >> what is your plan to deal with illegal immigration while making my way or mad welcoming place for emigrants? >> we need to make sure we secure our borders to make sure we don't have people coming across, guns or drugs coming across illegally. we need to make sure lots of citizens get a first chance of jobs. but we to make sure people have a pathway to citizenship. if someone is willing to die for their country, someone is willing
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Sep 30, 2012 1:00am EDT
for raising taxes. and, as a matter of fact, the biggest single tax increase in our nation's history took place 1977. and for the 5 years previous to our taking office, taxes doubled in the united states, and the budgets increased $318 billion. so, there is no ratio between taxing and balancing a budget. whether you borrow the money or whether you simply tax it away from the people, you're taking the same amount of money out of the private sector, unless and until you bring down government's share of what it is taking. with regard to social security, i hope there'll be more time than just this minute to mention that, but i will say this -- a president should never say "never.' but i'm going to violate that rule and say "never.' i will never stand for a reduction of the social security benefits to the people that are now getting them. >> mr. mondale? >> well, that's exactly the commitment that was made to the american people in 1980 -- he would never reduce benefits. and of course, what happened right after the election is they proposed to cut social security benefits by 25% -- reducing th
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Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
ignore it, god help the united states of america. >> recently at the national convention, republicans called for a constitutional amendment banning all abortions with no exceptions for rape or incest. where do you stand on this proposal and why? >> i trust women to make that decision. there are a lot better ways to reduce the number of abortions. we got to think about why our law enforcement community -- our working mothers are in trouble. we have to get prenatal care for them. we have too many children coming into kindergarten behind, and if we lose them in kindergarten, we lose them forever. 2500 kids in a program here in omaha are provided refuge that are being sexually abused in their own home. we got to pay attention to them, and we got to help them and the moms and the community leaders who are trying to help this problem. i do not think we should regulate women in making these decisions. it does not stop there. there is lots more that needs done to make sure that that children have a fair and decent opportunity to live to their full potential. >> i am pro life. i believe in the
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Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, the united states recognizes the internet as a key critical asset, national asset. and the united states will take all efforts to protect it, including diplomatic, economic, and military action. i don't see that happening now. it might be happening behind the scenes. i don't see it happening. public needs to see it happening. i can tell you corporations in this country see it happening and i have talked to c.e.o.'s in this country who have said their fed up getting punched in the face over and over and nobody's doing anything about it. they want to take their own action. they want to step up and they want to take some type of action. i'm not suggesting independent companies start to hack back against any other organizations but i think there's a lot more they can do to create a hostile environment on their networks. a lot more than they can do to make it more difficult for the adversary to operate in a permissive environment that they currently have. i equated to you're sitting down with your family and you're having dinner and some armed man, assailant bursts through the door with a kni
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
the money back to the in united states. it sounds rational and ok. what has happened is things are so complicated now that companies invent -- big, multi- national companies invent subsidiaries in all the parts of the world, and apple does this and google does it and cisco. they invent the subsidiaries where the profits are supposedly made in some tax haven where the company has nothing but a law firm and you do not pay tax. this is the only thing we could not reconcile. i think if you adopt the idea that you continue to defer taxes overseas, that no american company will ever report earning a penny in the united states because they will set up all this crazy stuff. >> the further problem is if they would pay u.s. taxes, if the money were brought in the united states, and the tax rate is the highest in the world, then they do not bring the money back into the united states. they are constantly being accused of doing all of their investment and hiring and so forth in other countries. part of the reason is they are hugely disincentivized to bring the money back. we agree the current sys
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
strong as a nation and as allies. particularly the united states of america will always be there. iran being one big exception to all of this. we can talk about iran, but i think everybody pretty much understands where we are. i did not see an immediate breakthrough in the peace process. i think israel is secure, and about sense that their political situation and allowed them to make the kind of compromises or offers the move them forward. that is complicated. with respect to the other companies in the gulf area, a couple things strike me. even though it is not the kind of institution that i would think would provide the wherewithal, but to some extent, they represent some sort of institution that the people looked to. they all are wealthy for the most part. they can provide for their people and keep things under control even though you have some disturbances in bahrain that the doctor said, the saudis are not going to let that get out of control. having the evolution will be much lower in those parts of the area. i remember talking to a senior official from one of those countries, and
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